Chihayafuru Ep 20: My Heart Skipped a Beat~
Chihaya is told that she cannot compete in the weekend’s tournament as her exams are the day after. Tsutomu tutors her and Nishida while Taichi competes in the tournament in hopes to get into the Class A. However Chihaya ends up sneaking out to go and support Taichi who ends up meeting Arata at the tournament and feels down after Arata remarked that he thought Taichi would be competing in the Class A competition.
Oh my gosh my heart my heart my heart! My heart skipped a beat! <3 Oh my gosh! My emotions, this episode was just… how do I word it?! Breathtaking, exciting – YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH I SQUEALED? The noise that came out of my mouth was not human!
Arata was smoking hot and adorable this episode, his blush and asjdlakjdasd my shipper heart is going out of control, even more so when Chihaya studies the poem which reminds her of her relationship with Arata.
It was super cute how he was being so careful and the reason why he was always asking Taichi to pass on his notes and numbers to Chihaya is because he thought maybe the two were already dating. Awww~
It’s clear that he does feel troubled that he is so far away from them and harbours feelings towards Chihaya, and hearing that the two aren’t a couple was relieving for him to hear. I’m sure he worries about being selfish.
Chihaya has finally started to expand her strategy and work on strengthening her timing to make her dives more accurate. I wasn’t surprised to see her sneak out of study session by claiming she had to go to the washroom, it was pretty funny.
It was really beautiful and emotional to see both Chihaya and Taichi have tears in their eyes and so happy that Arata is back. With only four episodes to go, while it feels unlikely, but I’d love to see the trio form a team once more and dominate the competition. I would really love to see Chihaya compete against Arata, but I’d also be thrilled to see a rematch against Shinobu.
It was generous of Harada to offer Taichi a promotion so that he could get into the A Class, but I’m pretty sure that Taichi had declined the offer. It wouldn’t be as rewarding and worth a while if he received a free pass while everyone else in the Shiranami Society had to work their ass off and sometimes compete for years before succeeding, that would be just plain unfair.
Overall this was a beautiful episode, however I’m growing even more anxious about how much time is remaining to compete in a competition. There’s only four episodes left and there’s still no word about whether there’s a possibility of a second season. ;A; Oh man, I don’t want this to end!!!
LOOK AT HIS SEXY BACK!